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• Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is lesson 269. Today the title of the lesson is difference between resolve and solve. Yeah.

• Sometimes I will get students ask me what's the difference between these two words ? So, let's look at the note here.

• If you resolve a problem , issue, etc. , you have dealt with it and have worked something out and

• brings the matter or the question to an

• end. However, this does not necessarily mean that

• everyone involved in the final decision

• or conclusion is happy. Yes.

• So when you resolve something you probably have two different sides, and probably some people will

• have to give in.

• And you know, give up something in order

• to compromise, in order to to make

• something come to an end. So then we say

• that we resolve that. We finally worked it out.

• Now it's definitely over. But you

• had to resolve how to work it out especially between two different sides Let's continue.

• When you solve something, you have found a solution. You found an answer to something.

• You have dealt

• with it successfully and have found a

• logical and complete answer. Let's continue here. We are more likely to use solve with a math problem

• Yeah. We would never say that we resolved the math problem.

• We didn't work with two different sides

• of two different groups and negotiate an answer ,

• or negotiate a conclusion. We have found

• the answer. That's it. It's clear .

• A puzzle the same thing. You found the answer

• to the puzzle. No, no negotiation no compromise. no nothing like that. Riddle , the same thing.

• A mystery you finally found the answer to

• the answer to the mystery.

• You have a conclusion. You have an answer

• that tells you definitely why something

• happened. I think like a few years back

• they finally figured out the mystery of

• the aurora borealis. Remember those

• beautiful lights that used to appear in

• the sky. For many, many years they didn't

• know why it happened. Now they finally

• scientifically came up with an answer

• that they know how it happened. So they

• they solved the mystery. A murder case

• Yes. A detective solved a murder case, he

• figured out who was the murderer. Who

• killed someone. Again you wouldn't say

• you resolved the murder case. Again

• there's no negotiation here. You're not

• trying to negotiate with somebody to

• come to an answer. You solved it. You

• figured it out. You figure out the

• definite answer. He is the murderer and

• hopefully they're right. Let's go on. We

• are more likely to use resolved with a

• dispute. Again here, clearly you have two

• different sides and probably each side

• is probably going to have to compromise. So

• in the end. You may come to a conclusion.

• You may put it to an end, but maybe not

• everybody got what they wanted. So maybe

• not everybody's completely happy.

• The same thing with conflict . You know , conflict in a

• war. Again you may have to work with two

• different groups, two different sides. You

• have to work something out.

• Disagreement definitely, negotiation. So.

• Yeah, so usually when we say resolve, it often implies one or more of these things

• were happening. There was a dispute, conflict and disagreement , negotiations.

• Two sides had to work something out to

• come to a final end. So that the situation or the matter is now over. Completely.

• Okay. so let's look at some examples . Example

• number one I finally solved that puzzle. Yeah. You found the answer to that puzzle. You know how to do it.

• Maybe like, you know like a Rubik's cube or something. you wouldn't say you resolved a Rubik's cube. That would be really weird. Number two he was the only

• one who was able to solve

• that math problem. You know, math problems

• definitely are solved. We don't resolve it. There's no negotiations, where you're not

• trying to work out some dispute on both sides. You, you solve a math problem.

• All right. Number three. That detective solved

• this murder case. So you know maybe he

• found enough evidence of proof to say

• you know with most certainty that , that's

• probably the murderer. Good. Number four,

• the mediator resolved the dispute.

• Again, it's dispute two different sides arguing.

• Between management and the union. Yeah. So

• a particular union and the management .

• You know maybe it was a possibly of a strike or

• maybe they were on strike already.

• You had to work with both sides had to work

• out some, some, some agreements between

• them. So you resolved the agreement. You

• resolved the dispute. You brought it to an end. All right.

• Number five. Keep your fingers crossed.

• Remember we always say that. You know

• especially for luck. I hope this

• administration has resolved the North

• Korean conflict. Yeah. You know what's presently

• happening in North Korea, at the moment it does

• seem like North Korea is really denuclearizing.

• There's a lot of evidence that

• they're taking them apart and possibly in the

• future, maybe the two Koreas will

• reunite. Let's hope that the conflict between them has finally resolved.

• Okay. I hope

• it's clear. I hope you got it. I hope it was informative Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is lesson 269. Today the title of the lesson is difference between resolve and solve. Yeah.

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# English Tutor Nick P Lesson (269) The Difference Between Resolve and Solve

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